LINGUIST List 26.4709

Fri Oct 23 2015

Confs: English, Cognitive Sci/France

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 23-Oct-2015
From: Myriam Bouveret <>
Subject: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Emotion Studies in Linguistics
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Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Emotion Studies in Linguistics
Short Title: CGLC

Date: 13-Nov-2015 - 13-Nov-2015
Location: 75005 Paris, France
Contact: Karolina Krawczak
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Meeting URL: http://

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

Emotions are complex categories that combine cognitive, bodily and socio-cultural dimensions of experience. They represent an area of research that integrates linguistic, psychological, neurological and anthropological lines of inquiry. Ideally, their comprehensive description should account for as many of these factors as possible.

Within linguistics, the principal theoretical paradigms that have sought to explain the structuring of emotions include Cognitive Linguistics and Functional Linguistics. Generally, theoretical conceptual models are proposed, their explanatory power is tested through the model’s ability to produce accurate and predictive descriptions. The empirical research has been based upon introspective, observational and elicited data.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together different cognitive and functional linguistic approaches to emotion studies that are currently prominent in this field of research. The workshop will open with a lecture by one of the most important contributors to linguistic theory on emotions, which will be followed by three representative empirical studies that employ different approaches to observational data.

The questions addressed in this workshop will focus, among others, on the following issues:

- Cross-cultural variation in emotions
- Cognitive and contextual factors in emotions
- Emotions in interaction
- Figurative language in emotions
- Multimodal structure of emotions
- Emotional expression in children
- Structuring of emotion categories


Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Emotion Studies in Linguistics
Karolina Krawczak (dir.)
LaTTiCe, CNRS/ENS/Paris 3 & Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Friday, November 13th, 2015
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
Salle du conseil A (level -1)
190 avenue de France
75013 Paris
Subway: Quai de la gare, Line 6

Introduction to the workshop
Karolina Krawczak (LaTTiCe, CNRS/ENS/Paris 3 & Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The conceptual structure of the emotion domain in English
Zoltán Kövecses, Keynote speaker (School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

The expression of anger in spontaneous interaction: Interactive use and communicational strategy
Fazia Khaled (PRISMES EA 4398, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

Emotion in language – the case of patients with depressive disorder
Agnès Celle (Paris 7, CLILLAC-ARP EA 3967, Université Paris Diderot)

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

Sentiment analysis in human-agent interaction
Chloé Clavel (GRETA, Multimedia Team, Department of Signal and Image Processing, Telecom-ParisTech)

Computational models of emotions used in human-agent interactions
Florian Pécune (GRETA, Multimedia Team, Department of Signal and Image Processing, Telecom-ParisTech)

Emotions and Language Use. Strengths and weaknesses of profile-based analysis for the study of emotion concepts
Dylan Glynn (LeCSeL EA 1569, University of Paris 8)

13:30-14:30 Potluck lunch & discussion


The event is hosted by the LaTTiCe-CNRS UMR 8094 Constructions, Grammar, Lexicon and Cognition Workshop (dir. Myriam Bouveret), ENS-Labex TransferS program. Upcoming events in 2015-2016 are Cognition Verbs (dir. Eric Melac), Constructions and Multimodality (dir. Camille Debras), Lexicalization and Grammaticalization. Location ENS-45 rue d’Ulm 75005 Paris.

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